Anselmo spent his childhood amid the tall, trained vines and lush green landscape of the Vinho Verde wine region in northern Portugal. After graduating in Agro-Industrial Engineering in Lisbon, he returned to Vinho Verde territory to begin his career as a professional winemaker. A post-graduate degree in Oenology and several years of experience later, he received the prestigious accolade of “Winemaker of the Year” in 1997 from Revista dos Vinhos (Wine Magazine). He’s also listed among the best Portuguese winemakers in Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide. Anselmo has been working as a consultant winemaker in several other wine regions of Portugal, including Douro, Dão, Bairrada, Lisboa, Alentejo and the Azores since 1992. He brings this extensive knowledge and experience to the winemaking team at Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias.